Democracy Now! Friday, September 19, 2003
"Global Warming" –Two Words You Never Hear in Wall-to-Wall Coverage of Hurricane Isabel
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Hurricane Isabel crashed ashore in North Carolina yesterday. 100mph winds brought down trees, caused air travel chaos and knocked out electricity to more than 3 million people. We speak with author David Helvarg about hurricane Isabel, Bush’s environmental policy and the federal insurance system.
NYPD Settles "Stop & Frisk" Lawsuit
The New York City Police Department has agreed to formalize a policy that bars its officers from stopping suspects solely on the basis of race. As part of a legal settlement, the NYPD agreed to pay out a total of nearly $170,00 to 10 plaintiffs who filed a class action lawsuit.
Did JetBlue Airways Give the Pentagon Data on 5 Million Passengers?
Wired.com reported that JetBlue Airways confirmed it provided 5 million passenger itineraries to a defense contractor in September 2002 for proof-of-concept testing of a Pentagon project unrelated to airline security.
Ex-CIA Analysts: "The Real Question is How Post-9/11 Was Exploited…To Curtail Our Freedoms and Launch an Unprovoked War"
Former CIA analysts Ray McGovern and David MacMichael discuss how the White House exploited the September 11 attacks to fulfill an ideological strategic concept and wage a war that had nothing to do with weapons of mass destruction or ties with al-Qaeda.